Leading researcher to give business outlook for Peterborough

Naomi Clayton, senior analyst for Centre for Cities.

Naomi Clayton, senior analyst for Centre for Cities.

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An analyst for the national policy research unit Centre for Cities is to be the guest speaker at a business event in Peterborough.

Naomi Clayton, senior analyst at Centre for Cities, will address Opportunity Peterborough’s popular Bondholder Breakfast.

Businesspeople at a Bondholder briefing in Peterborough.

Businesspeople at a Bondholder briefing in Peterborough.

Her appearance will come just two days after the national release of the Centre for Cities’ Small Business Outlook report,

The Bondholder Breakfast on October 21 will allow local businesses to hear first-hand how cities and business industries are faring across the country.

Naomi said: “I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to speak at this event, and to share the findings of our new Small Business Outlook report.

“We hope it will offer Peterborough and other places some insight and recommendations on how to support the types of high-skilled, innovative business which offer the best prospects of long-term growth and prosperity.”

Peterborough has seen strong population and jobs growth in the last decade.

Naomi Clayton, senior analyst

The event will be held at the KingsGate Conference Centre from 7.30am to 9am and will be followed by Peterborough’s annual B2B exhibition.

Naomi added: “Peterborough has seen strong population and jobs growth in the last decade, and I look forward to discussing with local business leaders how the city can make the most of that growth, and what steps it can take to sustain it in the future.”

Steve Bowyer, chief executive at economic development company Opportunity Peterborough, said: “We look forward to welcoming the Centre for Cities to Peterborough so they can share their latest research findings with our Bondholder members.

“In the past, and without wishing to tempt providence, Peterborough has performed well in Centre for Cities reports.

“We ranked second in the UK for jobs growth during the 20th century and were recently identified as one of the UK’s fastest growing cities.

“But we know there’s more to do and we still face significant challenges; research reports like this are invaluable in highlighting areas for focus and opportunity.”